American Battery Metals Corporation (OTCMKTS:ABML) Chief Technology Officer Ryan Melsert was recently featured as an industry expert and keynote speaker at a clean-energy technology workshop at the International Energy Agency in Paris.
Melsert was among 60 experts representing global governments, academia, large corporations, and small businesses called on to join the workshop, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
For the workshop titled "Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Innovation," Melsert and the other experts came together to identify actionable pathways for new technologies to be developed and commercially deployed in a rapid timescale that can address global energy and climate challenges.
American Battery Metals has rapidly advanced its lithium-ion battery recycling system from technical validation at the laboratory level, to individual pilot equipment optimizations, and now to the implementation of a first-of-its-kind commercial facility.
Consequently, Melsert was invited to participate in the IEA workshop to deliver the keynote address for the Electrochemistry working meeting.
"I was honored to be invited to this extremely focused and impactful workshop, and to work closely with such a distinguished group of worldwide clean-energy thought leaders," Melsert said.
"At the conclusion of the event, the IEA asked American Battery Metals Corporation to be a reviewer to the upcoming Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 report they are preparing based on the information collected during these workshops."
This IEA workshop took place just after the end of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) UN Climate Change conference in Madrid, Spain, where leaders from over 200 countries met to try to develop a framework to address global climate change.
The next meeting of global leaders at COP26 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2020, and the IEA has set a publication date of the Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 report prepared through the efforts of the workshop to be released just before this next meeting of global leaders in order to maximize its impact and visibility.
The IEA event in Paris capped a whirlwind worldwide tour for Melsert and the American Battery Metals team with industry leaders and members of Congress as the company readies the operational start of its lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Nevada in mid-2020.
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